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his July 4, Americans again celebrated our nation and its organizing principle: Liberty. We know that our founding document establishes our inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. We’re proud to be the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and to pledge “liberty and justice for all”.
Ben Franklin once said. “If you fail to plan, then you’re planning to fail.” He wasn’t talking about government, but the wisdom applies.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates the relative quality of the private plans that are offered to Medicare beneficiaries through the Medicare Advantage program. CMS rates Medicare Advantage plans on a one to five-star scale, the highest quality being five stars. This star rating provides an overall measure of the plan’s quality and is an indication of the quality of care, access to care, responsiveness, and beneficiary satisfaction provided by the Medicare Advantage plan. This means that the higher the star rating a plan receives, the more likely you are to receive the care you need, when and where you need it - and most of all, you are more likely to be satisfied with your plan.
Come Jan. 1, thousands of Arizona veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to obtain marijuana legally.
July 9, 2014
Banner Baywood Medical Center, 6644 E. Baywood Ave. in Mesa, is now certified as a pediatric prepared emergency care center.
Saying the elderly can be abused anywhere, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that hospitals can be sued under special laws designed to protect vulnerable adults.
If you have Medicare coverage, you are probably familiar with a time of year known as the Annual Enrollment Period. This is a timeframe, typically from mid-October to early December, when people who are eligible for Medicare can enroll in, disenroll from or change their Medicare Advantage plan for the upcoming year.
Hoping to save the Medicaid expansion program, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, business groups and even a former governor want the Arizona Supreme Court to block a bid by dissident legislators to challenge its legality.
Dignity Health’s Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has reached with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to house a pediatric unit that is expected to benefit East Valley residents and cope with an influx of pregnancies in the area.
During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Sameer Sarmast leaves the house each day with his wallet, his keys and... dates.
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
The Mesa United Way is accepting applications to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position for one year.
Even if Arizona lucks out and elects a lion hearted governor, it’ll still take herculean commitment to cut controlling ties to various federal programs. With summer primaries revving up, think of the gutsy governors of Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Carolina and Texas. Their courage is remarkable.
Saying the busing is illegal, state Attorney General Tom Horne on Thursday threatened to sue federal officials for dropping off undocumented individuals in Tucson and Phoenix who were apprehended in Texas.
Claiming “systemic abuse” of children who arrive in this country alone, immigrant rights groups on Wednesday this morning the Department of Homeland Security conduct an immediate investigation.
Saying immigrant children being bused to Arizona may be being placed in danger, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery warned federal officials Monday they may be violating state child abuse laws.
“One thing is certain: Although they only work 111 days a year, none of Arizona’s congressional delegation has taken the time to visit patients in the VA hospital. And what about veteran John McCain? In 20 years in Washington, he apparently never visited Walter Reed with its crumbling paint and horrible conditions, even though it was less than 10 miles from his office.”
A federal appeals court gave the go-ahead Thursday for a class-action lawsuit alleging inadequate -health care provided to more than 34,000 inmates in state prisons that amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.
From working alone as a consultant to winning Arizona Small Business Person of the Year in 2014 for her $7 million, nationwide company, Cynthia Reed, CEO of MIRACORP, a Mesa-based management and administrative services provider, has certainly come a long way.
Calling the measure unjustified and likely illegal, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state from telling doctors how they can and cannot use certain drugs for abortions.
Politicians are climbing over each other to see who can express the most outrage over the failings of the VA. Sen. John McCain as usual led the charge, the first to demand the resignation of the Phoenix VA hospital director. Other eagerly joined in.
Fondue is quite the handsome boy. He is about a year old, great with other cats but probably would not enjoy the company of dogs. Fondue has a lot of kitten left in him, but don’t be surprised if he is timid at first until he gets comfortable. His shyness upon first meeting is probably why he’s been waiting so long for a home. Once he’s comfortable expect that he’ll be ordering up some belly rubs and provide you with some “silly kitty” entertainment. He loves having his head scratched, been known to cuddle with his kitty friends, and bird watching from the window.
Allegedly professionals at the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital knowingly and willfully delayed, misled, and maltreated our nation’s veterans, and that infuriates me and it should infuriate every American.